darkside – QR slipping out of drop out when climbing
Im running KCNC steel skewers on Hope Pro2 hubs with my Ti road frame, and im having trouble with the skewers slipping.
I’ve put the rear under as much tension as I can manage, but when stomping up a steep climb today the hub popped out of the left side drop out.
I had the same thing happen several times and had to resort to stopping standing when climbing.
Im guessing that im experiencing a bit of flex to the rear of the frame, being Ti, but should it be enough to jump right out of the drop out under tension?
Or, are the KCNC skewers rubbish?
I’ve just fitted a boggo standard QR in the hope the mechanism will be tighter, but havent time to test it.
Anyone else experienced similar?
Ive found my KCNC seat clamp to be pants too, along with a Hope clamp on my MTB, so im hoping Salsa skewers may be up to the clamping forces required..Posted 5 years agoplop_pantsMember
I use KCNC steel qrs on my road bikes, they do have an odd cam. As you push the lever over to tighten them up they loosen up when fully closed.Posted 5 years ago
So I start with them tighter than other qrs before closing the lever. Not had any probs with them so far but I do wonder how long they will last.
here’s the drop out – Planet X Ti Pro frame.
Have also had trouble with getting a King headset to sit perfectly flush, which PX promised was ‘checked & quality controlled’. TBH i’m getting a sinking feeling over this and other issues i’ve had with said brand
Just to add, all components are brand new.
I use KCNC steel qrs on my road bikes, they do have an odd cam. As you push the lever over to tighten them up they loosen up when fully closed.
/\ this. its like the last 2mm of lever movement begins to release tension?..Posted 5 years agoTinbredMember
Similar issue with X-lite camlock skewers on a Tinbred. The little serrations on the skewers that are supposed to grip the dropout had been flattened/worn down. I didn’t have the heart to take an angel grinder to a new frame to roughen the dropouts so bunged a SHiamno skewer in with steel ends and presto, problem solved. I also contemplated using star washers to provide some extra grip between frame and skewer. Maybe Planet X could start putting some engraving on the drop outs to grip the skewers?Posted 5 years ago
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